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Posted: 17/05/2014 at 17:01

I've just looked up the Elephant Hawk-moth, and apparently the caterpillars love fuchsias. I'd rather grow fuchsias than Rosebay!


Posted: 17/05/2014 at 16:54

There's a white one that's not quite so invasive, Chamerion angustifolium 'Album'. You can get it from nurseries such as Crocus and many others. Please don't dig up plants from the wild, it's illegal. However, you could collect seed heads later in the year and sow them in your garden or in pots.

Gorgeous fern

Posted: 17/05/2014 at 16:23

Does anyone recognise this beautiful fern? It didn't have a label.



Posted: 17/05/2014 at 12:22

Get some bamboo canes and stick them in close to the fence. The bindweed will twine round the canes. Then you can dab the leaves with a gel weedkiller without damaging anything else in the border, if there is one. If not, just spray with glyphosate.

Viburnum Opulus being nibbled

Posted: 16/05/2014 at 20:34

You don't need to remove the leaves if you catch them before too much damage is done, just rub off the grubs. You won't get rid of all of them whatever you do, though. I patrol twice a day, so far no serious damage.

Sorry more plant ID's please

Posted: 16/05/2014 at 18:03

Agree with Germander speedwell for the third one.

Yellow Flag (Iris) but not the usual

Posted: 16/05/2014 at 17:58

Not Yellow Flag, Iris pseudacorus. No idea what it is, though!

identify please

Posted: 14/05/2014 at 23:18

Might be a Weigela, but that's not a climber.

Daisy lawn in trend!

Posted: 14/05/2014 at 17:20

Fantastic, much nicer than manicured stripes!

What are these little blue flowers?

Posted: 14/05/2014 at 14:33

Actually, this is Germander Speedwell, Veronica chamaedrys. You can see the two lines of hairs on the stem which is the distinguishing feature of this species. It is this species that is sometimes known as Birdseye Speedwell - although we all know common names can be used for more than one species!

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Tree spinach

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Unknown paeony

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Gorgeous fern

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Who ate the lupins???

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Cherry plum suckers

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Seeds in mortar

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Greenhouse renovation?

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Seeds have arrived!

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Can't get no inspiration!

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